Forbidden Fruit MercedesBenz A Class Quick Drive

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Forbidden Fruit: Mercedes-Benz A Quick Drive

Selling vehicles is a delicate balancing

Concentrate on your most clientele and the market is lucrative, but But go too far the other way, catering for the market, and you risk damaging reputation.

This is the barrier has had to cross in producing the A Class, a not available in the U.S. Following our in a couple of high-end models year, we’ve now tested one at the of the A Class (and indeed, the Mercedes) range.

And impressively, it still feels a Mercedes-Benz should.

The original A

This hasn’t always the case. The original car was tall, and broke with Mercedes in its front-wheel drive layout.

It nearly broke Mercedes’ after one Swedish reviewer a car during a standard rapid maneuver, at a relatively low speed. hasty changes fixed the car and rescued the company’s reputation. the car even became a sales in the European market.

The game has moved on though. like the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series are conventional than previous A but also more becoming of company’s image.

Mercedes the new A Class in Europe last In A250 turbocharged gasoline, and CDI turbocharged diesel form, it swift, well-equipped, and as chunky and as a Mercedes should feel.

It also felt a bit bumpy on the with settings deliberately to feel sporty in that way familiar to many modern

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes-Benz A Class A180 drive

Basic could be

Happily, the basic Mercedes-Benz with its 120-horsepower 1.6-liter gasoline engine and sensible wheels, drops all pretense of and ends up feeling more a Mercedes should.

Okay, so you don’t get as much in the interior, the small gasoline feels peppy rather fast and those wheels to fill the arches, but the relaxed quality and smooth controls driving it much more than its racier siblings.

Our car even had (gasp, horror of a six-speed manual transmission. isn’t known for its great gearboxes, but this one proved and unobtrusive to use. It could be it could be more tactile, but it the job and does it well.

Mercedes has worked hard on too. The A Class features a coefficient of 0.27—0.3 and above is for the class—and the engine features technology.

Over a 20-mile route with no particular paid to efficient driving, its computer displayed a figure of 40 at all bad, in our experience of gasoline

Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Mercedes-Benz A-Class

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